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for joining us this hour. ought to be more exciting than usual. let's see. president obama's state of the union address last night lasted almost exactly 60 minutes, with not quite 7,000 words. it was a little longer than average in terms of word count. the speech was interrupted 83 times for applause, according to a tally by the national journal. there was no notable disruption in the audience this year, no moment like a republican congressman yelling "you lie" the way congressman joe wilson did during the joint address to congress back in 2009 there was no moment like a supreme court justice muttering a rebuttal to the president from the rows up front the way justice samuel alito did in 2010. there was one moment of the speech, though, last night where you heard something from the room. you heard a gasp from the room in response to something that the president said. >> we should follow the example of the north miami woman named desiline victor. when desiline arrived at her polling place, she was told the wait to vote might be six hours. as time ticked by, her concern was not with
soon, i will. >> president obama's emotional appeal. >> gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. >> that is what i think is going to stick in the minds of the people. >> the continued revenue. >> they deserve a vote, at least to have a vote on the new gun laws is a long way from let's get this passed. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> will emotional appeals push congress to act on gun control. >> the members of tucson, they deserve a simple vote. >> as he begins his second term, president obama knows exactly how many days he has left as president. and he means to use them well. >> an american jobs act, the manufacturing hopes, the tax reform, and entitlement reform. a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months. a bipartisan market-based solution to climate change. give every responsible homeowner in america the chance to save $3,000 a year by refinancing at today's rate. >> the demands of a high tech economy. change the higher education act so that affordability and value are determined. raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> today, the pr
obama's pick for secretary of defense? or is it the man the american people have chosen? is it about a confirmation or a desperate push to undermine the president's second term? listen to those attacking senator hagel, and you hear the yelps of pain this motley crew of neocons and right-wingers from the sun belt feel even though from the american people's choice of last november. what they hate, despise really, is the fact now in the history books that the american people in great numbers reject their war-like jingoistic notions of what america stands for. their problem is not with obama's choice for a cabinet appointment. their problem is with america's choice of who it wants to be president, who it wants deciding what we should be doing in this world. obama works for peace. he works hard for it. this crowd has other ideas. and that's "hardball" for now. happy valentine's, everybody. what a day. and thanks for being with us tonight. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. i get some backup tonight. jame
what we should be doing in this world. obama works for peace. he works hard for it. this crowd has other ideas. and that's "hardball" for now. happy valentine's, everybody. what a day. and thanks for being with us tonight. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. i get some backup tonight. james carville is here to explain why it's still the economy, stupid. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> we've got to make sure hard work's rewarded with a wage that you can live on and raise a family on. >> the president demands fairness. but even his call for a $9 minimum wage is way off. tonight, the great james carville on how american workers are getting stiffed and what the democrats can do about it. breaking news. wealthy tax fat cats who have got offshore bank accounts, especially in switzerland, beware. i'll tell you why today's announcement from the white house is a major blow for tax evaders. plus, the historic filibuster of the president's pick for defense secretary reaches a boiling point. >> we
, is it time for a breakup? >>> president obama's nominee for defense secretary chuck hagel has the 51 votes needed in the senate for confirmation. today he actually needed 60 to control republican procedural hurdle that would allow the vote on his nomination to actually take place. he got 58 votes. hagel came up two votes short of what he needed. today he will eventually have those votes. that's for sure. >> we can get this issue resolved on the day that we return from the recess. certainly there is, i believe, sufficient votes to invoke cloture at that time. >> when we get back, unless there's a real bombshell, i vote for cloture and move on to his nomination. >> that's right. senators john mccain and lindsey graham will vote to end debate on the confirmation of chuck hagel, eventually, but today, they just didn't feel like it. they towed the party line and voted to block hagel's nomination. the procedural vote failed 40-58 with one senator voting present and one senator not voting. 54 democrats voted in favor as did four republicans. no cabinet member nominated for a national security pos
have made no arrests. hundreds of mourners, including first lady michelle obama attended the funeral for 15-year-old idea pendleton in chicago yesterday. she was shot and killed late last month just days after she participated in president obama's inauguration ceremonies. former vice president dick cheney appears to have a dim view of the white house's new national security team. in a speech before republicans in wyoming last night mr. cheney charged that president obama is putting the nation at risk by appointing unqualified nominees. cheney said the white house is relying on too many, in his words "second rate people." the associated press reports that the board of american airlines' parent company is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to merge with u.s. airways. a merger would create one of the world's largest airlines. today is new year's day in china. fireworks lit up the sky in beijing overnight and singer celine dion performed to mark the start of the year of the snake. now today's weather. sunny and milder along the east and west coasts. but it will be a stormy day for most o
shot the republicans let obama own the sequester, it's such a horrible jargon word, no one out there who doesn't know the inner workings of congress will probably know exactly what it means anyway. >> they'll go after whoever's closest to them. the blame seems to be going toward -- >> i want to talk about some of those things in the president's education plan. there's a call for a new federal state partnership to give low and moderate income 4-year-olds access to preschools. that's a big one. there's a new investment and grants for head start. also, there's a part there that says expand a voluntary home visit program to connect more families with nurses, social workers and other professionals. what do you think here? of those, what parts can they get through? >> well, i would think that the one of these ambitious plans, the ones that might have the most buy in would be expanding -- making almost as a right for youngsters preschool. right now headstart programs across the nation help only those children of the most poorest parents. what the obama plan is to make almost as a righ
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. janet napolitano. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: immigration reform would allow estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderapolis in the mid '90s. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threaten iing our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for extended background checks, reinstating the assault weapons ban remains the most controversial effort. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >>
obama talks about the benghazi attack. >> i'm not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it. >>> thousands of people are stranded after an engine fire left the carnival triumph without electricity in the gulf of mexico. >> all that -- >> and the grammy goes to "we are young." >> everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young. >> and the grammy goes to mumford & sons. >> and you can see, i read the memo. >> -- and all that matters -- >> john kerry becoming secretary of state is a sign of strength. >> senator hagel. >> senator hagel. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> we're bringing in a highly trained team, profession alg body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they look nothing like me. >> well, neither are you, homey. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi says he will resign at the end of the month. the bombshell announcement affects more than 1 billion catholics around the world. >> the 85-year-old pope revealed his decision this morning at a meeting of cardinals in london. mark philli
ones. is it hard not to make it about the one who is in the white house now, michelle obama? >> i certainly -- she is her own beautiful individual person and i'm playing like, you know, in a comedy. but i was inspired by her arms and her grace and her awareness of fitness and health. and i really admire her for that. and i think all of her own personal first lady programs are founded in common sense. i really appreciate common sense because i feel like it's rare. >> that's true. >> unfortunately. >> a little too rare in washington. that segues well into our first topic in take three, talking about the first lady and more broadly about women in the public eye. there's a piece in this week in the washington post that focused on our ladifirst lady's, shall call it, derriere. >> what? i would like to see the derrieres of the people who are criticizing her. >> well said. >> she looks pretty healthy to me. she's a 5'11" woman. >> she is. she's a tall woman. >> statuesque. >> natalie, you deal with this, too. being in the public eye, someone who is always in view of the world, especially
of those targets is an american citizen? this morning new questions about whether the obama administration is overstepping its bounds. they are among the most controversial and secret weapons on the war on terror. unmanned drones used to strike al qaeda targets worldwide. >> these strikes are legal and ethical and they are wise. >> reporter: today the white house is under fire after nbc news obtained a confidential just deps memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that woul
. >> al, thank you. this morning lawmakers are getting nuances about why the obama administration believes it is okay to use drones to kill expected terrorists including americans. it's an issue that will be key at today's confirmation hearing for the president's pick for cia. michael isikoff is calling this story for us. michael, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. drone strikes, the obama administration's weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under scrutiny. after a disclosure justice department document obtained by nbc news this week that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. for the first time today the white house is sharing the classified memo that lays out the legal basis for such strikes with members of the house and senate intelligence committees. the move comes at a crucial time as john brenan, president obama's nominee to be cia director, faces his confirmation hearing today on capitol hill. in the war over drone strikes, a major reversal from the white house. after years of ironclad secrecy, president obama directed t
questions over whether the obama administration is overstepping its bounds. they're among the most controversial and secretive weapons in the war on terror, unmanned drones, used to strike alcoh al qaeda targets worldwide. under fire after nbc news obtained a memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens that are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self defense. among those targeted, an war al alawki, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling dumt document. it sets out the government's intentions to kill american citizens. >> reporter: demanding more transparency about the strikes and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dis
has said he will hold up the confirmation of president obama's nominees at the pentagon and the cia. >> until the president provides more information on the benghazi terror attack. >> this is a national security issue of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it. >>> thousands of people stranded after an engine fire left the carnival ship triumph stranded in the gulf of mexico. >>> and the grammy goes to "we are young." >> everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young. >> the grammy goes to "babel." >> as you can see, i read the memo. >> and all that matters. >>> john kerry can aboutingbecoming secretary of state is a sign of strength for this administration is being celebrated all over the world. >> senator hagel? >> nor hagel. sorry. >> as head of your security, we're bringing in a highly trained team of professional body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they're not fooling anybody. >> well, neither are you, homey. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping in the west pop
. >>> passionate plea from president obama about gun control, among many other things, during his state of the union address. this as he hits the road today to rally support for his proposal. let's get to chuck todd. >> good morning, savannah. the speech was really a tale of two speeches. there was the traditional state of the union part of it. a speech that was filled, dominated by the economy and other familiar-sounding domestic proposals, but then it was an unusual, emotional ending to the speech. and it's that that will probably leave the lasting impression. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: an emotional refrain to end president obama's state of the union address, as the president invoked victims of gun violence in america. >> it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democ
, president obama uses his state of the union address to urge lawmakers to take up his plan to curb gun violence. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> as house speaker john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt.
. lucie, traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. president obama heads home later today after a weekend of golf, including a game with tiger woods on sunday. the debate over immigration reform back in washington is escalating. new white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough on "meet the press" after a leaked copy of the president's immigration proposal, creating a new visa, allowing illegal immigrants to become legal residents within eight years. mcdonough says the president has not proposed a bill yet and is hoping congress will act first. >> we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on on the hill which, by the way, we're aggressively supporting. if those do not work out, we'll have an option that we'll be ready to put out there. >> reporter: republicans slammed the report, including a key player in the bipartisan talks, marco rubio saying if actually proposed the president's bill would be dead on arrival. senator john mccain accused the white house of playing politics. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> repo
of authorities. >> jonathan karl in washington. thank you for that. >>> the obama administration's controversial drone program targeting american suspects could soon be regulated by a new court if some senators get their way. that possibility has been raised following testimony by john brennan, the president's nominee to head the cia. brennan defended the strikes, saying they're launched only as a last resort against suspects planning attacks against the united states. >>> we learned the u.s. was closer to intervening in syria's civil war than previously thought. outgoing secretary leon panetta has said that he and former secretary of state, hillary clinton, wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple dictator bashar al assad. but the white house said no, fearing the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. >>> in florida, a close call for a bartender there. a suv through a front window. quick reaction. jumping over the bar. maybe just saved his life. neither he nor the driver was seriously hurt. >>> finally, a guy that's literally living on the edge. look at this skateboarder. it's a viral video,
that spirit that we will win. we were going to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there recei
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough, uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are these sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in this situation, with that shooting. so, universal background checks, dan, the most likely to see some action here in washington. >> on another note, we're hearing these reports overnight that a supposed insider is saying that he knows for sure that it's a done deal that hillary clinton is going to run for president. any truth to this at all? >> reporter: we are looking for any
republicans have coined the somewhat clunky term "obama-quester" to describe the looming cuts in an attempt to pin the blame on the president. >> i call on the democrats to show us their plan to stop the sequester from going into effect. >> reporter: house republicans passed their own plan last year but the president panned it. >> they made bigger cuts to things like education and job training medicare and social security benefits, that idea is even worse. >> reporter: millionaires just saw their taxes go up two months ago, when they lost their bush era tax cuts and house speaker john boehner has been telling us all week the president got his revenue then. he's not getting any more. ra and j.b. these two sides have to start dealing if they want to avert the deadline which is just two weeks away and congress isn't even in session next week. >> wow, nancy cordes thank you. also cbs news political director john dickerson, i'm glad you're here this morning. nancy has all this great reporting. now the democrats have a plan. the plan includes the buffett rule which has alrea
, thanks. >>> we're going to turn to washington now, where president obama's nominee for defense secretary has another bump. key senate republicans are holding up the confirmation vote for their former colleague, chuck hagel. can this delay derail the nomination? let's bring in jon karl. he made it through the armed services committee. why the holdup now? >> reporter: republicans are demanding more information about his background. they have a long letter, detailing questions about the work he did after he left the senate. and they will not allow an up-or-down vote. other senators want information on the attack in benghazi. but the bottom line is, democrats will try to force a vote as early as today, maybe tomorrow. but they will need 60 votes to get him confirmed, at least now. and right now, a top senate democrat told me they don't think they have the votes. >> they don't have the votes, even if there's 65 senate democrats and republicans said they won't filibuster this nomination. >> reporter: they're not filibustering. but they want more information before they allow that up-or-down v
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